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Domus and Ruins of Lay Frater, Beaulieu

Description: Domus and Ruins of Lay Frater

Grade: I
Date Listed: 8 October 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 143277

OS Grid Reference: SU3879602579
OS Grid Coordinates: 438796, 102579
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8215, -1.4506

Location: Palace Lane, Beaulieu, Hampshire SO42 7YL

Locality: Beaulieu
Local Authority: New Forest District Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: SO42 7YL

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Listing Text

SU 3802/3902
17/16 Domus and ruins of lay
8.10.59 frater.
Domus and ruins of lay frater, now museum and restaurant. Late C13,
altered C17, C18 restored 1900-10 and c1970. Coursed rubble stone with
stone dressings, old plain tile roof. Long range on north-south axis,
north part complete Domus over cellarium and passage to cloister, middle
part was vaulted with now destroyed lay frater, south part is much altered
and of uncertain use. Main front, to west of domus part has,at north end,
C20 medieval style gabled porch with bell-cast roof and wide archway with
segmental arch. Along rest of ground floor rectangular lancets and near
south end 2 tall pointed lancets. Between window types is C13 pointed
doorway. On 1st floor central part has rectangular lancet, to north on
roof face large stack and C16 cross-window, to south similar window. Brick
stack at south end.Rectangular, louvred, hip-roofed vent. To north gable
wall. North end rebuilt C16 as it was originally against south aisle and
west face of church. Round-headed and square-headed archway, over 2 C16
cross-windows under labels. Inside part of ground floor has single
chamfered ribs on corbels. On 1st floor Queen-strut roof with large
tie-beams. Ruined part has remains of lancets on west, and C20 archway.
C20 toilet blocks have been built inside this part and south part. Remains
of vaults visible. South part has at end C13 3-order round-headed arch
reset here from St Leonard's Chapel (qv) in C20. VCH; Vol IV; 1911;
p652-4. Buildings of England, Hampshire; Pevsner; Penguin; 1966; p94-6.

Listing NGR: SU3872802453

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Source: English Heritage

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